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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

SPRING SCHOOL: Interdisciplinary College 2013: "Wicked Problems, Complexity and Wisdom", 15-22 Mar 2013, Moehnesee-Guenne, GERMANY

The Interdisciplinary College (IK) is an annual, intense one-week spring school which offers a 
dense state-of-the-art course program in neurobiology, neural computation, cognitive 
science/psychology, artificial intelligence, robotics and philosophy. It is aimed at students, 
postgraduates and researchers from academia and industry. By combining humanities, science and 
technology, the IK endeavours to intensify dialogue and connectedness between the various 
disciplines. Participants come mainly from European countries, lecturers from all over the world. 
Courses include up-to-date introductions to the main fields of the IK, as well as an in-depth 
treatment of focus topic, which is changing from year to year.

Focus Theme 2013: "Wicked Problem Solving and Wisdom"

Each IK has a special focus theme, which is addressed by about 60 % of the material taught at an IK.

Wisdom is regarded as the highest cognitive-emotional-social problem-solving capacity of a human 
being, often related with life experiences, solving wicked problems and coping with complexity. 
While philosophers are those who love wisdom it is not taken as a scientific task to study it
 nowadays. Also in the cognitive sciences wisdom is usually not mentioned and not studied. While 
already higher cognitive functions are looked at very sceptic by many neuroscientists wisdom is 
beyond imagination to become a research target in the neurosciences. And in AI wisdom is far away 
from being considered by any means.

However, there are accepted approaches in all of the above mentioned disciplines where wisdom is 
not as far aside as you may think. Under the topic of complex problem solving, decision support 
systems, or planning under resource constraints some of those aspects are studied which seem to 
be relevant for wisdom too. And there are more and more real world problems which ask for more 
appropriate support for decision making and also explanatory models for the human capacity to 
cope with complex problems and situations like how to find acceptable and working strategies for 
planning urban landscapes, the expected climate change, how to find practical solutions for large
infrastructure projects like energy supply, how to reduce social and economic injustice, etc.

The focus theme "Wicked Problems, Complexity & Wisdom" for the Interdisciplinary College IK2013 
tries to collect and present actual work on wisdom, complex problem solving, system complexity, 
support, and complex planning both theoretical and practical. The main focus would be on how to 
model and to explain the human capacity to create and solve complex problems from different
disciplinary perspectives.

         ? Ardelt, Monika (University of Florida, USA)
         ? Bach, Joscha (Humboldt University of Berlin and Hotheaven AG Berlin)
         ? Barendregt, Henk (Radboud University Nijmegen and Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies, The Netherlands)
         ? Blech, Christine (University of Hagen)
         ? Bschges, Ansgar (University of Cologne)
         ? Grahn, Jessica (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
         ? Gruhn, Sylvia (University of Cologne)
         ? Jameson, Anthony (DFKI, Saarbrcken)
         ? Kirsch, Alexandra (Eberhard Karls University Tbingen)
         ? Krding, Konrad (Northwestern University, USA)
         ? Khnberger, Kai-Uwe (University of Osnabrck)
         ? Kwisthout, Johan (Radboud University Nijmegen and Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, The Netherlands)
         ? Latoschik, Marc Erich (Wrzburg University)
         ? Linden, Michael (Charit University Medicine Berlin)
         ? Pipa, Gordon (University of Osnabrck)
         ? Rempis, Christian (University of Osnabrck)
         ? Rmmer-Nossek, Brigitte (University of Vienna, Austria)
         ? Rothkopf, Constantin (University of Osnabrck and FIAS, Goethe University Frankfurt)
         ? Schilling, Malte (University of Bielefeld)
         ? Schmid, Ute (University of Bamberg)
         ? Spitzer, Manfred (University of Ulm)
         ? Stephan, Achim (University of Osnabrck)
         ? Stergiou, Nicholas (University of Nebraska at Omaha and University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA)
         ? Trueblood, Jennifer (University of California at Irvine, USA)
         ? Vosgerau, Gottfried (University of Bielefeld)
         ? Wilutzky, Wendy (University of Osnabrck)
         ? Zimmermann, Elisabeth (University of Vienna, Austria)

Evening Lecturers
         ? Michael von Brck (requested; LMU Munich)
         ? Holk Cruse (University of Bielefeld)
         ? Alex Kacelnik (University of Oxford)
         ? Thomas May (German Council of Science and Humanities)
         ? Wolf Singer (FIAS, Goethe University Frankfurt and MPI for Brain Research, Frankfurt)

Program, Venue & Registration

Details concerning the program of IK 2013, registration deadlines and options for funding 
support/stipends are available from:


         ? Bettina Blsing, University of Bielefeld
         ? Thomas Christaller, Former Director of IAIS, St. Augustin
         ? Gert Scobel, Oberreifenberg

Conference Management
         ? Christine Harms (ccHa, Conference Manager)
         ? Tarek R. Besold (University of Osnabrck)

Executive Committee
         ? Christian Becker-Asano (University of Freiburg)
         ? Bettina Blsing (University of Bielefeld)
         ? Till Bockemhl (University of Cologne)
         ? Ansgar Bschges (University of Cologne)
         ? Thomas Christaller (Former Director of IAIS, St. Augustin)
         ? Fred Hamker (Chemnitz Institute of Technology)
         ? Katja Hellekes (University of Cologne)
         ? Herbert Jaeger (Jacobs University Bremen)
         ? Stefan Kopp (University of Bielefeld)
         ? Nicole Krmer (University of Duisburg-Essen)
         ? Edward Large (Florida Atlantic University)
         ? Justin London (Carleton College)
         ? Rainer Malaka (University of Bremen)
         ? Robert Porzel (University of Bremen)
         ? Dirk Reichardt (Duale Hochschule Baden-Wrttemberg)
         ? Gregor Schner (Ruhr-University Bochum)
         ? Gert Scobel (Oberreifenberg)
         ? Manfred Spitzer (University of Ulm)
         ? Astrid von der Ptten (University of Duisburg-Essen)
         ? Ipke Wachsmuth (University of Bielefeld)
         ? Julien Vitay (Chemnitz Institute of Technology)
         ? Elisabeth Zimmermann (University of Vienna)

The IK 2013 is generously supported with funds from:
         ? Fritz Thyssen Foundation ( )
          ?EUCogIII ( )
         ? Gesellschaft fr Kognitionswissenschaft ( )
         ? Fraunhofer IAIS ( )